Postpartum doulas are professionally trained women hired to support the family after birth, usually in their home. They offer education and non-judgmental support during the vital fourth trimester. Postpartum doulas are skilled at offering evidence-based information and support for breastfeeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, mother-baby bonding, and coping skills for new parents. They may also help with light housework, coordinate freshly-made nutritious meals for the family, and help incorporate older siblings into the new family dynamic. Postpartum doulas may also provide antenatal care in circumstances where a pregnant mother needs informational and/or pragmatic support before the birth.